To create a solidarity global network in order to join efforts at no charge to reduce healthcare-associated infections, their attributable mortality, bacterial resistance, length of hospital stay, and extra cost.

To standardize healthcare-associated infection surveillance definitions and methodology.

To collaborate for free in the development, adaptation, promotion and edition of local guidelines for the control and prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

To enhance safety and quality of health care in every healthcare facility.

To optimize antimicrobial use for prophylaxis or treatment.

To stimulate, support, guide and advise on the development of research projects aimed at reducing healthcare-associated infections.

To train healthcare workers in order to improve their skills for scientific research.

To foster relevant scientific evidence-based literature for the surveillance, prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections.

To design and coordinate scientific research studies in order to analyze the clinical and cost effectiveness of proved or new infection control interventions.


We are an international scientific community that works pro bono, interactively through a network that aims at reducing healthcare-associated infections as a philanthropic activity.


A society that recognizes the legitimate right of a hospitalized patient to be delivered safe health care.

A society in which the scientific and medical community works for the safeguard of good infection control and surveillance practices.

A society with the minimum incidence of healthcare-associated infections,


We consider healthcare-associated infections pose a global problem that requires the attention of the international scientific community.

We consider infection control is feasible on the basis of evidence-based medicine, heeding regional diversity, educating and providing the medical community with enlightening information, providing tools eligible for systematic measurement, control and prevention.

We consider healthcare safety and quality are inalienable rights of the patient and the patient’s environment that cannot be violated nor ignored.

We consider extra costs attributable to extra length of hospital stay and consumption are avoidable, and therefore, public and hospital policies should assume responsibility for them.

We trust the promotion of scientific research to find effective and legitimate answers

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